And this is why this show is so epic
This is just… Sad. :(
Great infographic from the latest issue of Liberation News showing the absurd contradictions of capitalism. 22 empty homes for every homeless person? We need socialism already!
This is beautiful. I want it tattooed on my back.
I don’t know why I find this as interesting as I do. I do know that it’s something I noticed when we moved from WV to Hawaii - the name change. I’m not certain, as it was a long time ago, but I do think in WV we called it pop. And here in Hawaii? Soda. Weird, but true. Or I call it “fizzies.” But that’s an in joke between me and my sister. ;)
One of the clearest regional differences in the U.S. can found by tracking the words people use to refer to soft drinks, which is in fact the map you saw at the top of this story. Pop or soda, or even Coke, these small linguistic differences are not as small as we might think. While “soda” commands the Northeast and West Coast (green) and “pop” is in between (black), “Coke” reigns in the south (turquoise). These small distinctions can often act as touchstones for larger cultural differences.
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I know I reblogged this once already, but I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Hawaii may have the least amount of smog, but we have so much vog (that’s basically air pollution caused by the volcano, to put it simply) that I’m not sure how proud we should even be. Seriously, even on the island of Oahu, which doesn’t have the constant eruptions that the big island has, the vog is so bad that it makes people sick constantly. So I know I was all “Yay! Something positive!” before, and I still sort of am, but… I guess I wish we had something else to be proud of. :/
MOST ORGANIC HOGS
MOST ORGANIC HOGS
woo two iowas in a row
HIGHEST BREAST FEEDING RATE.
…It’s true and sad.
Most organic vegetable plots (under five acres)
… okay. o3o
Most solar power potential
Yeah, you go Arizona.
Exercise rate? LOLOL No.
No it is not.
Fuck you Minnesota.
I live here.
Can I just say that I am really, really proud of you Ohio? Finally, something you don’t suck at. lololol nothing fun to do here after you’ve lived here for more than a year, BUT AT LEAST WE HAVE SMART KIDS.